If there’s something you are able to state regarding Chromebooks — specialized laptops which utilize Google’s Chrome running program — it’s which they have surely extended beyond their initial sub-notebook origins. The initial Chromebooks were underpowered plus underfeatured (though nonetheless somewhat overpriced), yet today there are a $ 1,000-plus HD-screen Chromebook Pixel or perhaps a sub-$ 210 entry level box.
Acer is growing its C7 line of Chromebooks with a somewhat higher-end variation called the C710-2055. It expands found on the $ 199 authentic C7 by doubling the RAM from 2GB to 4GB, plus keeping the same Intel Celeron CPU plus 320GB HDD.
Of the first Acer C7 Chromebook, you said: “The plastic body feels undeniably “budget,” without the frequently more premium touches of countless pills. A somewhat flexible plastic top lid, glossy plastic screen bezel, plus thicker-than-you’d-expect sides with ugly vent grilles complete the portrait of the product which defies any want to show it off…Google’s Chrome OS is superior for Internet browsing, using Flash plus different Internet technologies, plus all which entails. It feels smooth, syncs perfectly with Google’s cloud services, plus is good with Google Docs plus Gmail. If that’s a necessary set of tools, then a Chromebook can be up a alley. However for anybody that enjoys the force plus flexibility of standalone apps, Chrome OS is bound to disappoint. ”
Aimed initially at the knowledge marketplace, Acer is marketing this unique Chromebook because a device which goes beyond the authentic online-only premise of the Chrome OS, because of the growing offline functions of Google Docs, Gmail, plus alternative Chrome apps.
Like alternative Chromebooks we’ve watched, the hot C7 has an 11-inch 1,366×768 screen, USB 2.0 ports (three, inside this case), a 1.3MP Webcam, plus an HDMI output. It’s accessible today for $ 279.